Recently, SABIC Innovative Plastics in Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference VDI No. 74, announced on the Lexan polycarbonate booth (PC) window, a major new discovery performance advantages.
Lexan PC car windows have been proven to reduce fuel consumption and a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions weight loss technology. Now, the thermal insulation properties of Lexan PC for advanced data analysis showed that the resin has a lower than the glass thermal conductivity, help reduce air conditioning (HVAC) system load.solar water heater The new research confirms LexanPC windows to help the traditional vehicles, hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles in terms of energy efficiency value. These results come from SABIC Innovative Plastics, a subsidiary of automotive window Exatec LCC team.
"With this new study, we for the automotive industry provides a new way to measure the value of Lexan PC window,solar collector but not limited to considering it has been recognized weight loss and improve the design freedom of these two advantage, "SABIC Innovative Plastics and general manager of automotive product marketing Exatec chief executive (CEO) Dominic Mc Mahon said," Our research shows that car manufacturers Lexan PC through the use of our solutions portfolio window and access to many benefits, such as electric vehicles can extend battery life and improve the air conditioning and heating system energy efficiency and so on. The research results also examples of our Lexan resin products specifications of the infrared absorption of solar energy absorption performance, can be used for further reduce heat load inside the car. "
Reduce air conditioning load and reduce emissions.
Lexan PC resin insulation can reduce heating and air conditioning systems. SABIC Innovative Plastics Exatec team used Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate the configuration of two cars, a car windshield after using the PC materials and skylights, and the other a glass rear windshield with glass and skylights. The test for both hot and cold climatic conditions simulated, taking into account the vehicle stationary and moving two cases.
These results show that the PC glass, tempered glass has a lower than the intrinsic thermal conductivity can reduce automotive interior and exterior heat transfer between the steady-state total. This performance is expected to reduce conventional emissions from cars and hybrid vehicles, hybrid and electric vehicles while extending battery life.
"This study will open a window on the PC a new understanding of the value." Exatec Stephen Shuler, chief technology officer, said, "with high insulation resistance of Lexan PC windows instead of glass helps to reduce hot and cold climatic conditions, and during the day and night driving process, the demand for air conditioning and heating system. For example, our computer simulations show that by reducing the use of air conditioning and heating systems, car travel per kilometer of carbon dioxide to reduce emissions of three grams, and electric vehicles will extend the driving range 2-3%, as the windows light another breakthrough technology PC advantage. "
Lexan PC infrared absorption specifications can further reduce air conditioning load.
SABIC Innovative Plastics has developed a series of infrared (IR) energy absorption capabilities of the new Lexan PC resin products. These are mass-produced products to reduce solar heat into the car interior. Through the absorption of solar energy, these products can be further reduced Lexan load of air conditioning systems, will help improve fuel economy and lower emissions.
About SABIC Innovative Plastics.
SABIC Innovative Plastics is a leading global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, for the most pressing challenges facing our customers provide breakthrough solutions with 75 years of experience. SABIC Innovative Plastics now has billions of dollars in assets in over 35 countries / regions with branches of its global workforce of 9,000. Through collaboration with our customers and constantly invest in new polymer technologies, global application development, process technology and meet the automotive, electronics, construction, transportation and health care needs of many industries of environmental protection solutions, continuing a leadership position in the plastics industry. The company's portfolio can be described as a wide variety, including thermoplastic resins, coatings, specialty compounds, film and plate. SABIC Innovative Plastics is a petrochemicals manufacturer Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), a wholly owned subsidiary.
On the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is one of the world's major petrochemical products in the polyethylene, polypropylene, advanced thermoplastic materials, sugar alcohols, methanol and fertilizer production, is the global market leader. SABIC in Saudi Arabia, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific region has its manufacturing base. The company more than 40 countries / regions with branches up to 33,000 employees worldwide. In addition, the company has a large research resources in Saudi Arabia, the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, India and China, with 18 specialized technology and innovation sector. SABIC's net income in 2010 reached 21.59 billion riyals (57.3 billion U.S. dollars), annual sales revenue totaled 152 billion riyals (405 billion).